1 NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY Overview Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Compliance Subgroup 1, 2 & 3 Meeting April 1, 2008.
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1 NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY Overview Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Compliance Subgroup 1, 2 & 3 Meeting April 1, 2008
2 General Information What is the NIH Public Access Policy? It requires scientists to submit journal articles that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/). The Policy requires that these articles be accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help advance science and improve human health.http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/ What is PubMed Central? PubMed Central is an archive of full-text biomedical journal articles available online without a fee. Articles on PubMed Central contain links to other scientific databases such as GenBank (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/) and PubChem (http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/). Articles collected under the Public Access Policy are archived on PubMed Central. More information about PubMed Central is available at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about/faq.html.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about/faq.html
3 What is the Scope of the NIH Public Access Policy? The Policy applies to you if your peer-reviewed article is based on work in one or more of the following categories: Directly funded by an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 (October 1, 2007- September 30, 2008) or beyond; Directly funded by an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008; Directly funded by the NIH Intramural Program If NIH pays your salary.
4 How Do I Comply With The NIH Public Access Policy? Three Step Process 1. Address Copyright 2. Submit the manuscript to NIH 3. Cite
5 Address Copyright Before you sign a publication agreement or similar copyright transfer agreement, make sure that the agreement allows the article to be submitted to NIH in accordance with the Public Access Policy. Ensure authors retain the right to make or allow a deposit when they negotiate publication copyrights with publishers. NIH Suggested Language: “The Journal acknowledges that Author retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to the NIH upon acceptance for Journal publication, for public archiving in PubMed Central as soon as possible but no later than 12 months after publication by Journal” Authors should work with the publisher before any rights are transferred, to ensure that all conditions of the NIH Public Access Policy can be met. You should check with your institutional official, who may wish to consult with your institution's legal counsel, to determine how the copyright transfer agreement that the publisher proposes you sign impacts your ability to comply with the Policy. WCMC provides a letter to the publisher that may be used to accompany your manuscript submission. This letter is available for download at http://library2.med.cornell.edu/FacPub/lettertopublisher.pdf
6 Letter to Publishers WCMC will send out a form letter to departments that should be attached to their publication agreements. Still, researchers need to make sure that they do not sign agreements that are inconsistent with their NIH Public Access Policy obligations.
7 I submitted my article before knowing about the NIH Public Access Policy. What do I do? If you have already signed a publication agreement or similar transfer agreement that is inconsistent with the NIH Public Access Policy Obligations you should alert the publisher immediately of your intent to comply. The WCMC Letter to the Publisher available at http://library 2.med.cornell.edu/FacPub/lettertopublisher.p df may be used for this purpose.
8 Submit Final Manuscript to NIH This can be done in a number of ways: a. You or someone in your organization (e.g., an assistant or your library) may deposit a copy of the peer reviewed manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system (http://www.nihms.nih.gov/). b. Your publisher may send the peer-reviewed manuscript files to the NIH Manuscript Submission system for you.http://www.nihms.nih.gov/ In both cases above (a and b), you still will have to verify and approve the manuscript personally via the NIH Manuscript Submission system, which will send you an email message requesting this action. c. Some publishers have agreed to make the final published article of every NIH-funded article publicly available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. For these journals, you do not need to do anything to fulfill the submission requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy.
9 My article is already listed in PubMed. Do I have to submit my article? Yes, you must submit the article to PubMed Central. PubMed includes only citations and abstracts of articles. PubMed Central carries the entire article.
10 Which Version Do I Submit? What is the difference between a final peer-reviewed manuscript and final published article? Final peer-reviewed manuscript: The Investigator's final manuscript of a peer-reviewed article accepted for journal publication, including all modifications from the peer review process. Final published article: The journal's authoritative copy of the article, including all modifications from the publishing peer review process, copyediting and stylistic edits, and formatting changes. This One Is Deposited Submit This One
11 Cite ! As of May 25, 2008, when citing an article in NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports that falls under the Policy, and was authored or co-authored by you or arose from your NIH award, you must include the PubMed Central reference number (PMCID). This policy includes applications submitted to the NIH for the May 25, 2008 due date and subsequent due dates. Examples: Varmus H, Klausner R, Zerhouni E, Acharya T, Daar A, Singer P. 2003. PUBLIC HEALTH: Grand Challenges in Global Health. Science 302(5644): 398-399. PMCID: 243493 Zerhouni, EA. (2003) A New Vision for the National Institutes of Health. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (3), 159-160. PMCID: 400215
12 Get The Word Out The ORC will send out another broadcast about the NIH Public Access Policy Departmental, Staff, and Faculty Communication
13 Helpful NIH References For more information and FAQ answers: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm#c6 For a list of journals that automatically deposit articles: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journ als.htm http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journ als.htm For more information on the submission process http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm
14 Helpful Cornell References For General Information: http://library2med.cornell.edu/FacPub/nihpolicy.ht ml http://library2med.cornell.edu/FacPub/nihpolicy.ht ml http://www.library.cornell.edu/scholarlycomm/nih mandate.html http://www.library.cornell.edu/scholarlycomm/nih mandate.html For information on Reporting Requirements http://library2med.cornell.edu/FacPub/nihmandate.pdf http://library2med.cornell.edu/FacPub/nihmandate.pdf http://www.library.cornell.edu/scholarlycomm/nihi nfo.pdf http://www.library.cornell.edu/scholarlycomm/nihi nfo.pdf